Tidioute Area News in Brief

LINDA SCOTT

Correspondent

Garbage pick up

Tidioute residents need to remember that the trash has to be at the curb before 6 a.m. Thursday mornings in order for the waste disposal personnel to pick it up.

There will no longer be any back tracking to pick up the late bags that are being set out after they go past your residence.

You can put it out on Wednesday. However, it is suggested that you purchase an inexpensive trash can, available in several businesses through out the county.

Blood donors needed

Tidioute Community Charter School will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

All blood types are needed.

To ensure a successful blood donation experience the following tips are being provided.

Eat iron-rich foods such as red meats, fish, poultry, beans,f spinach, iron fortified cereal and raisins. Get a good night’s sleep. Drink an extra 16 ounces of water or nonalcoholic fluids before the donation.

If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.

Remember to bring your donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of ID.

It’s blood on the shelves today that helps save lives tomorrow.

Walleye Tournament

The 17th Annual George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 starting at 7 a.m.

Fishing boundaries will be from Kinzua Dam to President.

Any Walleye not alive will not be permitted at weigh in.

All fish will be released back into the river. Fish must be brought into the weigh station at Tidioute Boat Launch by 5 p.m., therefore fishermen will need to be off the river by 4 p.m.

There is a $30 entry fee per boat and this includes a lunker fee.

CROP Walk

Tidioute will hold their Annual CROP Walk to help end hunger, one step at a time on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

Walkers will meet at the First United Methodist Church and return there following the walk.

Donation envelopes are available at ST John Church, Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church.

Those making a donation by check should make the check payable to CWS/CROP. Contributions are tax deductible.

CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

If you would like more information or want to walk with the group and do not attend any of these churches, please contact local coordinator Mary Huntington at 484-7766.

Benefit spaghetti dinner

There will be a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction for Raeann Gesin on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Buccardo’s Restaurant located at 173 Main ST Tidioute.

Cost for the dinner is $6 per person and dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and drink.

Raeann was rushed to the hospital on Sept. 5, suffering from two brain aneurysms. This event is being held to help with medical and living expenses.

The event is sponsored by Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament and Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Health and Dental

Center meeting

Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center, Inc board of directors will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at St. John Center at 7 p.m.

All members and directors are requested to attend this very important meeting at which three current topics (sidewalk project, staffing at Medical Center and heating and air conditioning problems) will be discussed and decided upon.

Slow down

Drivers need to slow down on Main Street and Jefferson Street as the deer are running in these areas as well as grazing on apples in the yards of residents.

There have been some deer already hit along Main Street, being wounded and dying in yards.

Dollar Dinner

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be holding a Dollar Soup Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Cost is $1 per person and the dinner is at 5 p.m.

There will be stuffed pepper soup and potato soup plus other choices.

Holiday lighting

The Tidioute Holiday Lighting committee is in need of some volunteers to help decorate the community this year.

New members are always, all you need is a desire to help decorate.

Adult Prom

There will be an Adult Prom (over the age of 18) on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Tidioute Firehall from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Did you miss your high school prom, maybe wish you could have a do over or are simply looking for a reason to dress up and dance the night away?

Well, here is your chance to do all that.

This is a BYOB event, complete with music by the Brown Boyz, refreshments, prom pictures, and prom court, and a Prom King and Prom Queen ( of which those attending will vote for).

You can dress for the decade you wish, just have fun with it, make this a night to remember.

For more information please call Monica Morgan at 484-0244

Fall Gun Raffle

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department members will be hosting their Annual Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the firehall.

There are will be one gun drawn for every 65 tickets sold.

A maximum of 750 people permitted, Children under the age of 18 will only be permitted with an adult.

You must have your gun ticket stub to receive any guns you may have won.

Guns this year include a Stevens Mod. 320 Security 12 ga.; Savage Mod. 93R17 .17HMR; Remington 870 Woodstock 12 ga.; Savage Axis Youth 7mm08; Ruger American .270 Win.; Savage Axis Camo w/scope 30.06; S & W Mod. 15- 22 Tactical .22LR; Ruger SR40 Stainless .40 S & W; Remington Mod. 700 Laminate .243; Savage Mod. 116 American Classic .300

Tickets are available from any of the firefighters, Tidioute Trading Post.

Christmas cash raffle

Members of the ST John Ladies Guild are holding a Christmas Cash Raffle with the drawing on December 8.

First prize is $300, second prize is $150 and third prize is $50.

Winners need not be present to win. Tickets are $1 each and are available from any Guild member.

Columbian Award

Knights of Columbus International headquarters located in New Haven, Connecticut has announced that Tidioute Knights of Columbus Council 9304 has been awarded the Columbian Award for the 2012-2013 fraternal year.

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, president of the international organization, in recognizing the local winner, said, “Please accept my sincere congratulations on attaining this prestigious award. The dedication to the Order shown by your council is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this award be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for the good of the Church, your community, and the Order.”

In accepting the award, Larry McGuigan, head co the local council, said, “Receiving this award is quite an honor. We’re very pleased with this accomplishment.”

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people. With more that 1.8 million members in more than 14,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donated over 167 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes. Please visit www.kofc.org for more information.

This award is presented for excellence in the sponsorship of programs that serve the Church, community, families, pro-life and youth as well as council members.

Bell Ringers

Salvation Army Unit in Tidioute is preparing for the Bell Ringing Season.

Sign up sheets will be located at Tidioute Trading Post, Northwest Savings Bank and Polly’s ShurSave Market.

This year the kettles will be inside at the market to make for better conditions for those who are willing to man the kettles.

Please sign up on the appropriate sheets in the time slots you wish to volunteer.

Shoe boxes

Once again members of the Tidioute First United Methodist Church is collecting items for the shoe boxes they prepare for children for Christmas.

Some of the items needed are hard candy, school supplies such as safety scissors, pencils, lined paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, wash cloths hand towels and toys.

Please no liquids or chocolate. Plastic shoe boxes with the lids on them are the best as the box than can be used for carrying water or other items in them.

Items can be dropped off at the church or contact Mary Huntington.

Up Coming Events:

10 Watson Grange at 6:30 p.m.

12 George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament

13 Road Clean up by Watson Grange members

Crop Walk 2 p.m. UMC

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner at Buccardo’s 2 p.m to 6 p.m.

16 $1 Soup Dinner at Methodist Church 5 p.m.

19 Adult Prom firehall 9 p.m. to midnight.